Buerré Bosc pear tree is believed to be Belgium in origin, discovered early in the 19th century by a M. Bosc who raved about the buttery (buerré) characteristics. M. Bosc was the director of the Botanical Gardens in Paris. Originally planted in eastern states in 1830′s, but proved better adapted to the western states due to the longer growing season. The Bosc pear is tender, aromatic, spicy-sweet flesh inside green/yellow skin overlaid with cinnamon-brown russet. Bosc pear is excellent for baking, fresh eating and drying. Keeps for 6 months in refrigerator, but ripens best at room temperature. Distinctive flavor at its peak when pears are a golden russet-bronze. Bosc pear trees have large, upright growth. Very productive and reliable. Please refer below for more information on the Buerre' Bosc pear trees for sale.
Considerations for Buerre Bosc Pear
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Belgium 1807
Storage:3 Months or More
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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